SHELBY - Charlene Bradford Webber, 85, of 391 Holmes Street, was called home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2014, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. She was born on Jan. 3, 1929, in Sumter, S.C., to the late Alex and Charlotte Taylor Bradford.
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Mrs. Webber graduated from Green Bethel High School in 1947, and in that same year she married her husband, W.C. Webber. She joined Washington Missionary Baptist Church where she served over the years as kitchen supervisor, member of the Betsy Oates Missionary Group, a Sunday school teacher, an usher, chairman of the Senior Citizens Organization and sang on the choir. She was a loving child of God who served Him faithfully until He called her home.
She served her community as co-founder and secretary of the Light Oak Samaritan Organization and as secretary of the 4H Club and the Light Oak Garden Club. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Provident Court #2 and faithfully served the North and South Carolina Singing Convention until her untimely death.
Her employment included 20 years of service at Crest High School, where she retired from in 1994.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. C. Webber; a son, Billy Webber; sisters, Carrie Bradford, Willie Mae Wimbush and Hattie "Tony" Guyton; two brothers, Thomas Bradford and June Jackson; and a grandson, Gwellyn Clemmons.
Left to cherish fond memories are her children, Tommy Webber of St. Petersburg, Fla., Kathy Corry and Geoffrey Webber, both of the home, and Keisha Dawkins (Curtis) of Jacksonville, Fla.; her sisters, Kathleen "Dee Dee" Sloan, Annie Mae Smith and Mattie Lee Wimbush, all of Detroit, Mich.; her grandchildren, Donald Mauney, Antwan Brooks, Reggie Gamble, Monté Webber, Travis Webber, and Traveka Parrish; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a special niece, Robin Lynn Wimbush; a special nephew, Michael Wimbush; two special friends, Betty Oates and Alice Caldwell; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service, and at other times at the home.
Funeral service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Washington Missionary Baptist Church
Officiated by: Pastor Melvin Clark, and the Rev. Charles Webber delivering the eulogy.
Burial: Will take place at the church cemetery.
Funeral home: Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences: www.enloes.net
231 North. Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150
Published in Shelby Star on June 10, 2014